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Asmita Bakshi

Asmita Bakshi

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The writer is a law graduate and ball of rage. She tweets @asmitabee and eats everywhere

By Asmita Bakshi

Dismal reality of Indian women in the age of Time's Up movement

There are a few parallels one can draw between the Aziz Ansari incident and Mahmood Farooqui case, experientially, if not legally.

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How Kashmir's future survives a curriculum in conflict every day

Students, parents and teachers are the biggest symbol of resilience as they managed to tackle the board exams in November, after a four-month-long shut down in the Valley.

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Coldplay in Mumbai and a sky full of dust

It was a beautiful concert. It was an experience of a lifetime.

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Author CS Lakshmi on detective fiction, feminism and celebrating women

She has created a body of work which is quietly combative and vociferously encouraging.

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Pink introduces us to feminist man and patriarchal woman

Meet the unicorns of the discourse on feminism.

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Indian State has crept into our bedroom, but not to protect us

With altruistic surrogacy, outlawing porn and sexuality, government has become the most unsettling voyeur.

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Innocent until proven guilty for some, not Kanhaiya Kumar?

The maxim that is invoked when convenient.

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The forbidden diary of the infamous Chhattisgarh goat

Join me in a sound that is both my war cry and how the state responds to crimes against women: meh.

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Indian men don't like to masturbate? Our beef with religion explained

If these statistics are anything to go by, we’re either a bunch of liars, or we’re all prudish.

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What our politicians can learn from Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

[Alert] This is probably a little too ambitious for you.

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Stop telling Modiji what to do, please

His tears cannot be shed to satisfy your trivial whims.

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5 times social media helped bring social change in India

There's more to the internet than duck face selfies.

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Leave the culture alone, Mahesh Sharma

This is me, hitting the exit button on this idea of Indian culture and the collective conscience.

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Eight life-altering lessons from MBA: Meat Ban Academy

Sign up. We guarantee better placement opportunities than IIN.

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Five easy steps for India to prepare for a ban

Society today functions on a simple algorithm - nobody likes the guy who likes the things nobody likes.

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Killing me softly: I once met Indrani Mukerjea and saw her for who she is

Here is her most accurate character evaluation.

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Young, veiled and free: Meet 'Delhi's only woman Uber driver'

In the backdrop of security-related suspicions associated with the cab service Parveen's large green eyes peeping out from her trendy hijab, hold promise.

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If Sholay was made today

As the cult classic turns 40, let's see what Bollywood would have done with it if it were to be made now.

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What Indian politicians would have said if we had not been able to win independence

From folks who can defend anything.

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Ten things we need to know about Sundar Pichai

From discovering what technology can do through a rotary telephone to running the show for Android - the most popular mobile OS, Google's newest CEO has come a long way.

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Ten bizarre things you must know about the anti-porn petition

The writ filed by Kamlesh Vaswani has some of the most ludicrous sentences formed in human history.

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The death penalty argument is going off the rails

Some of the arguments in favour of the abolition got carried away and lost sight of the purpose and end to which they were being made.

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Lawyer Dushyant Arora breaks down last night's Yakub Memon legal proceedings

Don't think public opinion had any role to play in it.

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Five ways APJ Abdul Kalam wanted to change India

We can only hope that one day we can realise his biggest vision - the one he had for India in 2020.

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Ten news stories reveal 21st century India still stuck in superstition

Chilling stories of witch hunts, ludicrous khap diktats, con men babas continue to haunt this country, even as we boast and vote for 'development'.

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Criminalise @LutyensInsider, decriminalise defamation

While filing a case of sexual harassment and stalking by journalist Swati Chaturvedi sets an important precedent against online harassment, section 499 is problematic.

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Spare the law Vinod Mehta, you should've acted on those rumours

Justice denied in the office space doesn't afford the same excuses as a dawdling legal system.

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Past masters: Losers pride, nobody’s envy

Maybe national pride can be instilled with sweeping statements about our glorious past. But unfortunately we live in the present and even more so that will live in the future.

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Lutyens' gossip girls and boys

The new buzzword in political gossip.

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Khap mentality: New Haryana CM has nothing new to offer

While the Supreme Court thinks khap panchayats should be illegal, these ancient law makers have the stamp of approval of our politicians

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